The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Bouffard. Bouffard is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.
Early Origins of the Bouffard family
The surname Bouffard was first found in Bourgogne.
Early History of the Bouffard family
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Bouffard Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bouffard, Buffard, Boufort, Bouffort, Bouford, Boufford, Buford, Bufford, Buffort and many more.
Early Notables of the Bouffard family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean de Bouffard de Madiane, born in 1597 in Castres, who was a memorialist and was famous for his efforts and work as a partisan of the peace. Auguste Bouffard, born in Paris in 1885, worked as an enological chemist, or a chemist... Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bouffard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bouffard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bouffard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jaques Bouffard was married in 1680 and had 10 children
Bouffard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Martin Bouffard, archbishop of Rouen, Normandy, who settled in Isle D'Orleans, Quebec and resided there for many years before his death in 1639
Bouffard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean Bouffard, who emigrated from St. Laurant, settled in Isle D'Orleans, Quebec in 1709
- François Bouffard, who settled in St-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud in 1726
Contemporary Notables of the name Bouffard (post 1700)
- Auguste-Désiré Bouffard (1854-1916), French agronomist
- Léon Bouffard (1893-1981), Swiss pole vault athlete
- Jean Bouffard (1800-1843), Canadian notary and political figure in Lower Canada
- Édouard Bouffard (1858-1903), Canadian lawyer and political figure in Quebec
- Patrick Bouffard, master player and composer of the hurdy-gurdy, in the Bourbonnais and Auvergne traditions
- Paul Henri Bouffard (1895-1966), Canadian lawyer, professor and politician, member of the Canadian Senate (1946-1966)